European regulations will oblige Apple to adopt the USB-C connector on its entire range, thus adapting to a standard destined to become universal. Even iPhones, therefore, will have to switch to USB-C ports, abandoning the Lightning connector. Here are the timing of this delivery step.
Apple will have to switch to USB-C by 2025
In compliance with European regulations, Apple is expected to complete the transition to USB-C ports for its range of products by 2025. This has already begun with some devices but will only be completed over the next few years. However, there is the 2025 limit to take into account.
The iPhone they should start adopt the USB-C standard as early as 2023 with the launch of the iPhone 15. The next generation of iPhones, in fact, could be Apple’s first to switch to the USB-C port, marking a real revolution for Apple’s range of smartphones.
For the moment, in any case, the Cupertino house has not yet confirmed future plans. Note that there are not only iPhones to adapt. Even the entry level iPad, the charging case of the AirPods and various accessories will have to adapt to the new regulations that will come into force starting from 2025.
We will see what the company’s choices will be in this regard. Further updates on the issue could arrive over the next few months.